Act 18 of 2016—FAQs
Gov. Wolf recently signed House Bill 794 into law. HB 794 is now known as Act 18 of 2016. It enables an increase in the local hotel occupancy tax from 3 percent to 5 percent for 57 counties while ensuring the tax is used properly for tourism promotion. Act 18 is effective immediately.
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Tourism study reveals Pennsylvania's tourism marketing budget substantially underfunded
An independent analysis of Pennsylvania's tourism marketing budget reveals that Pennsylvania now ranks last in the country for state tourism funding relative to industry size, 36th by dollar amount and 44th per industry job. The study, conducted by Tourism Economics, recommends increasing Pennsylvania's tourism line-item in the budget to $35 million for the next four years. TOURISM STUDY >>
Congress passes tax extenders
Congress enacted the tax bill at the end of last year and it includes some big wins for the hospitality industry. FULL SUMMARY >>